Our Team

Meet Our Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Aloha Animal Medical Center! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Get to know our team!

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.


Dr. B Erik Thompson - Chief Veterinarian

Dr. B Erik Thompson

Chief Veterinarian

Education: University of Georgia
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Pets: Corgis and Felines

Dr. Erik Thompson was born in New York on Long Island. His mother was a biologist, so his interest in life sciences was firmly established before he even had a choice. During high school, his family owned a fifty-acre mountaintop farm in the Appalachians of West Virginia, where he raised chickens, sheep, cattle, and horses. Graduating from high school a year early he attended West Virginia University for his undergraduate degree and the University of Georgia for his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

With his DVM in hand and a love of the outdoors, Dr. Thompson made a beeline for Oregon, because of its second-to-none geography. He’s called Oregon his home since 1986. In 1988, Dr. Thompson started Aloha Animal Medical Center, where he practiced small animal medicine and surgery.

Coming from a teaching background (both parents were public school teachers) Dr. Thompson enjoys educating his clients on the ins and outs of what’s up with their pets. Sometimes we wish he’d hurry up in the exam rooms, but clients seem to appreciate the time he spends with them explaining the intricacies of their pet’s maladies.

As far as hobbies they run the gamut from Kite Surfing and Skiing to playing guitar and singing in a Rock n Roll band. Never a dull moment in his life. As to his professional passions, they are learning new and better ways to treat the endless array of difficult problems that arise in our furry friends. Examples include Class IV Laser therapy, Veterinary Chiropractic Medicine, ProloTherapy, and a myriad of nutritional therapies for common problems. Dr. Thompson has a special interest in dermatology and ear problems, treating dental diseases, and most surgical procedures. His ultimate goal is to help your pets to have a great quality life for as long as possible.

Dr. Danielle Sanchez Perez - Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Danielle Sanchez Perez

Associate Veterinarian

Education: University of Wisconsin in Madison
Hometown: NE Wisconsin
Pets: Boxer/American Bulldog mix

Dr. Danielle Sanchez was born and raised in a small town in North East Wisconsin. As a child, her love of animals started early with horseback riding and the local 4H program. Dr. Sanchez graduated from veterinary school in 2012. Dr. Sanchez shares her home with her daughter Talia, a Boxer/American bulldog mix named Tanka, a few lovely chickens, and a cat named Gwen. In her free time, Dr. Sanchez enjoys the great outdoors, gardening and canning produce. Professionally, Dr. Sanchez enjoys educating clients on preventative care, dentistry, allergic conditions, and Laser therapy treatment. She has a special interest in the primary care of dogs and cats.

Our Staff

Dawn D. Danner CVT, Practice Manager &

Hospital Manager & Certified Veterinary Technician

Education: Pacific University
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Pets: Dobermans: Epic, Cross, Abbi, Checkers MeMe, and Sandi!

Proudly serving the Aloha area since 1990, Dawn is a Certified Veterinary Technician and long-time Office Manager of Aloha Animal Medical Center. She graduated from Pacific University with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Dawn can be found working with our clients at the front desk, working with the patients in the treatment area, and on the phone catering to customer service-related needs. Her interests include problem-solving canine behavior issues, advanced canine reproduction, surgery, preserving the human-animal bond, working with challenging dogs/cats, and assisting clients in the proper selection of the “right” breed for their families and lifestyles. On a personal level, Dawn is a passionate and dedicated student of the Doberman Pinscher and has been breeding Dobermans on a limited basis since 1991. Producing quality not quantity has been her focus breeding numerous AKC/CKC/INT Champions of record and multiple performances titled Dobermans. Taking her involvement with dog sports full circle, today Dawn is also an AKC conformation Judge traveling all over the US and internationally to Canada and Brazil.

Cecilia Sullivan CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Education: Long Beach Community College
Hometown: Long Beach, California
Pets: All Felines: Jasper, Mani, Remy, Leo plus many fish and shrimps

Cecilia is our resident feline lover who comes to us with many amazing years of veterinary service to the community. At home, she cares for 8 large aquarium setups in addition to her 4 feline housemates. Cecilia has a vast array of veterinary skills ranging from Emergency medicine, general practice, and specialty veterinary dental offices. In her spare time, Cecilia loves to garden and spend time spoiling her grandchildren. Cecilia has 27 years in practice. She enjoys veterinary medicine, feline health and behavior, and veterinary dentistry.

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Jennifer Fernandez CVT
Certified Veterinary Technician

Education: Portland Community College, Veterinary Technology Program
Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon
Pets: Cooper the Schipperke dog and Willow the Nebelung cat

Jenny has been working with and befriending all animals for most of her adult life. She started working in Veterinary Medicine over 10 years ago and has been a board-certified vet tech since 2018. She has interned in small animal physical therapy/rehabilitation and emergency/specialty veterinary medicine, but her true passion is small animal general practice. She enjoys bonding with her patients and watching them grow and thrive. Caring for her furry patients and educating clients on giving their fur babies the best life possible is her true calling and brings her so much happiness. When not working, she loves to spoil her own furry children, Cooper her dog and Willow her kitty. She is a music and cinema enthusiast, and most recently these last couple of years has become somewhat of an amateur chef, trying to master the culinary arts. An admirer of the Pacific Northwest, she loves to visit the Oregon Coast whenever possible. Jenny spent years travelling all over the United states and most of the world. She has visited Mexico, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Russia, Jamaica, Grand Caymen, and more islands in the Bahamas and Carribean than she can count. She is now happily settled back in her hometown of Beaverton (where her heart and family reside) and looks forward to a long and fullfilling career in Veterinary Medicine.

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Kenny Hildebrand, Receptionist/Assistant Hospital Manager

Veterinary Receptionist/Assistant Hospital Manager

Education: University of Oregon 2011
Hometown: Beaverton, OR
Pets: Chocolate Lab

Kenny was born and raised here in Beaverton, Oregon. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2011 with a biology degree and a minor in biochemistry. While in Eugene, he volunteered at a spay and neuter clinic prior to moving back to the Portland area. Before joining our practice, Kenny worked for five years as a receptionist and veterinary assistant at a clinic in west Portland. When he’s not working, Kenny enjoys watching movies, going on hikes, and being in a local bowling league. He also enjoys spending time with his crazy lab Tater Tot.

Jamie Strickland - Veterinary Technician
Jamie Strickland, VT

Veterinary Technician

Education: Apollo College
Hometown: Beaverton, OR

Jamie eagerly joined our team in June 2014. Jamie is a busy mom of 2 small children in addition to her furry pack of 2 dogs and 2 cats! As with Dr. Thompson, Jamie enjoys all that the great pacific NW has to offer regarding the Great Outdoors including camping and the amazing Oregon Coast. Jamie looks forward to someday owning a farm to provide assistance with local rescue efforts! She has 13 years in practice. Jamie enjoys his family, camping, and animal rescue.

Darci Rambo - Veterinary Assistant
Darci Rambo, VA

Veterinary Assistant

Education: Portland Community College
Hometown: Portland, OR
Pets: Bull Terrier

Darci joined our team in April 2013. She has been in the medical field for 13 years. Darci loves to keep the medical team engaged with Birthday parties, holiday decorations, and cheer at the end of each day. We couldn’t do it without DARCI! Darci loves to spend time with her English Bull Terrier “Jingle”.She has been in 5 years of practice.

Ashley McBride, CVA
Certified Veterinary Assistant

Education: Pima Medical Institute, Seattle, WA,
Hometown: Shoreline, WA
Pets: Pit Bull Terrier (Penelope), 3 cats (Paisley, Patrick, and Luca), and 2 guinea pigs (Cheyanne & Red).

I was born in southern California, at George Air Force Base, Ontario. I spent some of my childhood in Southern California and was always surrounded by many animals. My Aunt had a ranch and horse boarding where I regularly assisted in feeding and cleaning stalls and working the horses. Then, we moved to Seattle, WA and though I didn’t ride anymore in the big city, we always have had lots of pets. We had 4 dogs and 3 cats at any given time in our house, so naturally, I have always loved caring for our furry family members. After attending Pima Medical Institute in 2005, I moved to Portland where I worked with a few veterinary clinics until I got hired at West Hills Animal Clinic. While there, I quickly took on an Office Manager position and worked alongside Dr. Bartel where we were a great team for over 13 years. He recently retired, closed the clinic and moved to Florida. I spent the last summer with my 2 amazing kids, Rowan (7 yrs.), Eli (12 yrs) and my husband, Josh. In our free time we like camping, mushroom hunting, painting, wood carving and family game night. My special interests are in internal medicine, client education and preventative care.

Cross, Hospital Canine

Hospital Canine, AKC Grand Champion

Education: AKC Institute
Hometown: Beaverton, OR

Cross joined our team in August 2016. He accompanies Dawn at the front desk during normal office hours. Cross may look familiar to some of you as his great-grandmother Paradise was our hospital canine from 1998-2008. Cross has got some big paw prints to fill, but we feel he is up to the challenge! In his spare time, he enjoys attending local/regional/national AKC dog shows. Cross (GCH Sunset Cross’s the Test of Time) obtained his AKC Championship during Rose City Classic 2018 Breeder/Owner/Handled by Dawn D Danner! In a very limited showing, Cross finished #7 Owner/Handled Doberman in the US for 2018! Congrats to Dawn and Cross!